Aiken deputy fired after his arrest by another police agency

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An Aiken County sheriff’s deputy has been fired after being arrested in Burnettown.

Aiken County Sheriff’s Deputy Mark Patterson, of Burnettown, was terminated Friday after the sheriff’s office learned of his arrest for unlawful use of a telephone, said sheriff’s Capt. Charles Barranco.

Mr. Patterson had worked for the sheriff’s office for five years, and was most recently working in juvenile investigation, Capt. Barranco said.

Capt. Barranco said he did not want to comment on the details of Mr. Patterson’s arrest.

“We require our deputies conduct themselves a certain way on and off duty,” Capt. Barranco said this afternoon.

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Opinionated1234
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Opinionated1234 06/06/09 - 04:27 pm
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Sounds to me like Officer

Sounds to me like Officer Patterson was doing a little stalking via his cellphone. They don't just arrest you for casual use to call family and friends. AC need more details, and let the detials be truthful--no fluff and now fabrication, please!

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onecatfish 06/06/09 - 04:36 pm
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Who said it was a call phone?
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Who said it was a call phone?

TroubIe
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TroubIe 06/06/09 - 06:34 pm
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common-sense-justice 06/07/09 - 06:08 am
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Burnettown Police Chief D. P.

Burnettown Police Chief D. P. Smith tells News 12, on Thursday evening Patterson and his wife were exchanging text and voice messages. During those messages, Patterson used profanity. He adds, things calmed down, but picked back up again later that night.

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Son of God 06/07/09 - 01:28 pm
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Remember that the devil

Remember that the devil always uses the closest thing to you when he wants to destroy you. This is the work of a snitcher who had it in for the officer anyway. God is still in control and only God can restore everything for this officer and his family. The devil comes to steal, kill, and to destroy. He doesn't care if it's your mother, children, etc. The devil is trying to claim your soul in hell. Only we can allow him to do it. There is a way that seemeth right unto a man but the ends thereof are the ways of death. Thank God that this officer only texted his wife an ugly message. It could have been worse. Zinkham, the professor at UGA, did not text his wife. The devil used him. The officer and his wife are still both living by the grace of God and need to repent. Romans 10:9,10. His job will be restored and his marriage as well. This is my prayer.We need to learn to show love toward one another and not hatred. Be blessed and walk in love. Be strong officer. God is not through with you yet. To your wife, Jesus says calm down. Be still and see the salvation of the Lord. Don't listen to and put your trust in man. Start NOW to hear the voice of the Lord only. MAN IS AN UNSAFE EXAMPLE!

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FallingLeaves 06/07/09 - 02:32 pm
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Sorry to hear this.

Sorry to hear this.

FallingLeaves
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FallingLeaves 06/07/09 - 02:37 pm
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Yet, I had to listen to

Yet, I had to listen to profanity and not too subtle threats from neighbors nearly every time I stepped outside my house for at least 5 years, some directed at me, some directed at their friends and co-dependents, and nothing could be done about it? Oh, and I videotaped it from my own property, too. Didn't make any difference. Apparently I was talking to the wrong officers, who, in two cases, resigned, another two ended up on Federal prison. Just my luck to get some bad apples. Thank God for the good ones.

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